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November

Second Sunday Brunch at Parallel 37

Sunday, November 13 – Seatings from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Join us for our popular Second Sunday Brunch at award-winning Parallel 37 featuring a unique twist on California cuisine and traditional brunch favorites by Chef Michael Rotondo. The open-format brunch includes chef’s action stations serving hand-carved meats and entrees, made-to-order breakfast specialties, a raw bar with seasonal seafood, California artisanal cheeses and charcuterie, custom Bloody Mary bar and mimosas.

$115 per guest, exclusive of tax and gratuity.

Thanksgiving at Parallel 37

Thursday, November 24, 2016 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. with final seating at 8 p.m. $145 per adult with menu options for children

On Thanksgiving Day, guests are invited to indulge in a four-course menu featuring seasonally inspired dishes including Roasted Pear and Parsnip Soup, Brioche, Holiday Spices; Pumpkin Ravioli, Maine Lobster, Shellfish Reduction; Traditional Turkey Dinner with Sweet Potatoes, Corn Bread Stuffing, Giblet Gravy; Roasted Sea Bass, Dungeness Crab, Flavors of “Cioppino” and All Natural Beef Tenderloin, Celery Root Gratin, Bone Marrow, Dijon Mustard Vinaigrette. Classic trimmings will also be served including Whipped Yukon Gold Potato Purée, Caramelized Carrots and Brussels Sprouts and Traditional Turkey Stuffing. Completing the evening’s exceptional experience will be a dessert cart featuring Chocolate Toffee Pecan Tart; Amaretto Pumpkin Pie with Almond Brittle, Apple Cinnamon Cranberry Pie plus an optional Vanilla Cream; Cranberry Orange Compote and Chocolate Cinnamon Sauce accompaniments.

Thanksgiving dinner at Parallel 37 is priced at $145 per adult. Menu options for children include a Children’s Thanksgiving Menu at $95 per child and an â la carte Ritz Kids menu.

For additional information on our holiday events and to place a reservation, please call 415-773-6168.

Teddy Bear Tea

November 26-27, 2016 – 1 p.m.

An annual holiday tradition, children are invited to gather for Teddy Bear Tea in the festively decorated Terrace Room at The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco. While children enjoy a special tea experience of hot chocolate, teddy bear cut-out cookies and assorted sandwiches, they are entertained and engaged with a lively holiday show starring an entertaining elf, his animated sidekick and a giant Teddy Bear. Each child will receive a teddy bear as a gift and photo with the giant Teddy Bear to take home. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Make-A-Wish® Greater Bay Area.  

$120 per adult; $115 per child, inclusive of tax and gratuity. $2 per ticket sold will benefit Make-A-Wish® Greater Bay Area. Purchase tickets.  

Afternoon Tea in The Lounge

Every first and third Saturday of the month through November 19, 2016

(Winter 2016-2017 holiday schedule is to be announced) 

Seatings from 2 to 3 p.m. 

Experience a deliciously modern ritual of Afternoon Tea in The Lounge with a city view. Reconnect with friends and family while enjoying fine pots of tea and sandwiches crafted with seasonal, local ingredients and may include Classic Cucumber with goat cheese, Eggs on Toast with Maitake mushroom and Eclaire with lobster mousse and caviar. Sweet indulgences may include Brown Butter Madeleine, Layered Raspberry Victoria Sponge Cake and Currant Scones with Lemon Curd and Devonshire Cream. A Vegetarian Afternoon Tea Menu is available plus gluten- and dairy-free options.

The Afternoon Tea is priced at $75 per person, exclusive of tax, gratuity and alcoholic beverages.

Happy Hour at Parallel 37

Tuesday through Friday, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Parallel 37 features a Happy Hour menu in the Bar and Lounge every Tuesday through Friday from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Indulge in and experience value on the restaurant's most popular bar bites, wine, beer and cocktails.

The “Kitchen Table” Experience at Parallel 37

Tuesday through Saturday, 5:30 to 9:30 p.m.

For a unique and memorable dining experience for groups, reserve the “Kitchen Table” at the Chef’s Table at Parallel 37. In homage to the “kitchen table” dining experience that the late Charlie Trotter created in his eponymous restaurant in 1989, Parallel 37’s Kitchen Table experience begins inside the kitchen where guests will savor cocktails and canapés with Chef Michael Rotondo while chefs plate dishes for dinner service. From there, guests will be seated at the kitchen-adjacent Chef’s Table where they will enjoy a spontaneous multi-course tasting menu featuring the finest seasonal and luxury ingredients, complete with beverage pairings. $250 per person (exclusive of tax and gratuity). A four guest minimum is required.

December

Tree Lighting Ceremony

Thursday, December 1, 2016 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Complimentary

A favorite among the Bay Area community, the Tree Lighting Ceremony at The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco ignites the holiday season at sundown, when the 40-foot holiday tree outside the hotel is illuminated by Santa Claus and his little helper from the Make-A-Wish® Greater Bay Area. Hosted by KRON Channel 4 anchor Vicki Liviakis, this annual tree lighting ceremony begins with Dickens-era costumed carolers and trumpeters performing holiday favorites throughout the hotel while guests and locals alike enjoy holiday beverages and treats. After the ceremony, children are invited to take photos and visit with Santa. The Tree Lighting Ceremony is complimentary and open to the public..  

Holiday Afternoon Tea

December 3-4; 10-11; 17-23; 26-30, 2015, 2 p.m. seating $75 per guest

A perfect way for guests to unwind after a long day of shopping at nearby Union Square and preparing for the holiday season is by indulging in timeless Afternoon Tea in The Lounge with a holiday twist. Complete with a live harpist, Holiday Afternoon Tea presents a sophisticated spread including an exquisitely blended pot of tea, savory finger sandwiches such as Bay Blue with Sauternes Compressed Pear on Walnut Bread and Le Querica American Prosciutto with Bellwether Farms duo of Sheep Cheese and Fig Jam. Holiday sweets such as Brown Butter Shortbread Cookies and Gingerbread Spiced Cake cap off the tea experience.

For additional information on our holiday events and to place a reservation, please call 415-773-6168.

Teddy Bear Tea

December 3-4, 10-11, 17-23, 2016 (see below for times)

An annual holiday tradition, children are invited to gather for Teddy Bear Tea in the festively decorated Terrace Room at The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco. While children enjoy a special tea experience of hot chocolate, teddy bear cut-out cookies and assorted sandwiches, they are entertained and engaged with a lively holiday show starring an entertaining elf, his animated sidekick and a giant Teddy Bear. Each child will receive a teddy bear as a gift and photo with the giant Teddy Bear to take home. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Make-A-Wish® Greater Bay Area.  

December 3-4; 10-11; 17-18, 2016 – 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.
December 19-23, 2016 – 1 p.m.

$120 per adult; $115 per child, inclusive of tax and gratuity. $2 per ticket sold will benefit Make-A-Wish® Greater Bay Area. Purchase tickets.  

Second Sunday Brunch at Parallel 37

Sunday, December 11 – Seatings from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Join us for our popular Second Sunday Brunch at award-winning Parallel 37 featuring a unique twist on California cuisine and traditional brunch favorites by Chef Michael Rotondo. The open-format brunch includes chef’s action stations serving hand-carved meats and entrees, made-to-order breakfast specialties, a raw bar with seasonal seafood, California artisanal cheeses and charcuterie, custom Bloody Mary bar and mimosas.

$115 per guest, exclusive of tax and gratuity.

Happy Hour at Parallel 37

Tuesday through Friday, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Parallel 37 features a Happy Hour menu in the Bar and Lounge every Tuesday through Friday from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Indulge in and experience value on the restaurant's most popular bar bites, wine, beer and cocktails.

The “Kitchen Table” Experience at Parallel 37

Tuesday through Saturday, 5:30 to 9:30 p.m.

For a unique and memorable dining experience for groups, reserve the “Kitchen Table” at the Chef’s Table at Parallel 37. In homage to the “kitchen table” dining experience that the late Charlie Trotter created in his eponymous restaurant in 1989, Parallel 37’s Kitchen Table experience begins inside the kitchen where guests will savor cocktails and canapés with Chef Michael Rotondo while chefs plate dishes for dinner service. From there, guests will be seated at the kitchen-adjacent Chef’s Table where they will enjoy a spontaneous multi-course tasting menu featuring the finest seasonal and luxury ingredients, complete with beverage pairings. $250 per person (exclusive of tax and gratuity). A four guest minimum is required.

Christmas Eve at Parallel 37

Saturday, December 24, 2016 Menu available from 3 to 9:30 p.m. $135 per adult with menu options for children

On Christmas Eve, guests are invited to enjoy Chef Michael Rotondo’s exclusive four-course menu inspired by the winter season’s finest ingredients including Warm Chestnut Soup with Asian Pear, Whipped Honey; Dungeness Crab Cake, Green Apple, Wild Fennel; Maple Glazed BBQ Pork Belly, Ginger, Lemongrass, Mixed Greens; Diver Sea Scallops, Shitake Mushrooms, Tokyo Turnips, Dashi Broth; and Grass-Fed Sonoma Raised Beef “Wellington”, Black Truffle, Leek Fondue.  Time-honored sides for the table will include Glazed Carrots and Brussels Sprouts and Yukon Gold Potato Puree and the dessert menu will include Chocolate Malt and Cherry Bouche De Noel and Gingerbread Roll, Spiced Pear and Cranberry Sauce.

The four-course menu is available for $135 per adult. Menu options for children include a Children’s Christmas Eve Menu at $85 per child and an â la carte Ritz Kids menu.

For additional information on our holiday events and to place a reservation, please call 415-773-6168.

Christmas Day at Parallel 37

Sunday, December 25, 2016 Menu available from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. with final seating at 8 p.m. $145 per adult with menu options for children

Following a morning filled with opening presents and holiday cheer, guests are invited to enjoy Chef Michael Rotondo’s festive four-course menu featuring creative twists on classic Christmas fare, including Wild Mushroom Raviolis, Nasturtium, Bellwether Farms Ricotta; Dungeness Crab Cake, Green Apple, Wild Fennel; Maple Glazed BBQ Pork Belly, Ginger, Lemongrass, Mixed Greens; Diver Sea Scallops, Shitake Mushrooms, Tokyo Turnips, Dashi Broth; and Roasted Liberty Duck, Sweet Potato, Red Cabbage, Vidalia Onion Vinaigrette. Guests will also enjoy Glazed Carrots and Brussels Sprouts and Yukon Gold Potato Puree for the table and the dessert choices will include Chocolate Malt and Cherry Bouche De Noel and Gingerbread Roll, Spiced Pear and Cranberry Sauce.

The four-course menu is available for $145 per adult. Menu options for children include a Children’s Christmas Menu at $95 per child and an â la carte Ritz Kids menu.

For additional information on our holiday events and to place a reservation, please call 415-773-6168.

New Year’s Eve at Parallel 37

Saturday, December 31, 2016 Seatings at 6 p.m. and 9 p.m

Guests will ring in the New Year in style at Parallel 37 with a delectable five- or six-course menu created by Chef Michael Rotondo. The evening begins by toasting to 2017 with a complimentary sparkling wine followed by a decadent dinner experience with a menu featuring Kumamoto Oyster, Dashi, Sabayon; Ahi Tuna Tartar, Buddha’s Hand, Quinoa; Seared Foie Gras, Huckleberry,
Red Wine Essence; Duraham Ranch Bison Tenderloin, Black Garlic, Polenta. A Chocolate Malt and Cherry Bûche de Noël is the perfect way to bid adieu to 2016.

The 6 p.m. seating features a five-course menu priced at $165 per guest and the 9 p.m. seating features a six-course menu priced at $215 per guest.

For additional information on our holiday events and to place a reservation, please call 415-773-6168.

New Year’s Eve in The Lounge

Saturday, December 31, 2016 Tables are first come, first serve from 6:30 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Usher in 2017 in the hotel’s moody Lounge inspired by a traditional club bar with a speakeasy feel.  As you mix and mingle and gaze at the sparkling city lights, enjoy a special raw bar offered from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. with fresh seafood including oysters, shrimp and crab claws plus Champagne pairing options. The Lounge will also feature its signature menu of early and mid-century handcrafted classic cocktails and delectable Contemporary American bites. When the clock strikes 2017, complimentary sparkling wine will be poured by the ladies and gentlemen of The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco.

January

New Year’s Day Buffet at Parallel 37

Sunday, January 1, 2017 6:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. $75 per guest; Ritz Kids menu available

Following a night bidding adieu to 2015, guests can begin the New Year with an indulgent buffet breakfast at the luxury hotel’s award-winning Parallel 37. In addition to a delectable spread of breakfast favorites including Chef’s Choice preparation of eggs, cured and breakfast meats, smoked salmon, breakfast potatoes, seasonal fruit, and morning pastries, the New Year’s Day Buffet will be enhanced with a special “Make-Your-Own” Bloody Mary Bar and Mimosas. 

For additional information on our holiday events and to place a reservation, please call 415-773-6168.

Afternoon Tea in The Lounge

Every first and third Saturday of the month through November 19, 2016

(Winter 2016-2017 holiday schedule is to be announced) 

Seatings from 2 to 3 p.m. 

Experience a deliciously modern ritual of Afternoon Tea in The Lounge with a city view. Reconnect with friends and family while enjoying fine pots of tea and sandwiches crafted with seasonal, local ingredients and may include Classic Cucumber with goat cheese, Eggs on Toast with Maitake mushroom and Eclaire with lobster mousse and caviar. Sweet indulgences may include Brown Butter Madeleine, Layered Raspberry Victoria Sponge Cake and Currant Scones with Lemon Curd and Devonshire Cream. A Vegetarian Afternoon Tea Menu is available plus gluten- and dairy-free options.

The Afternoon Tea is priced at $75 per person, exclusive of tax, gratuity and alcoholic beverages.

Happy Hour at Parallel 37

Tuesday through Friday, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Parallel 37 features a Happy Hour menu in the Bar and Lounge every Tuesday through Friday from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Indulge in and experience value on the restaurant's most popular bar bites, wine, beer and cocktails.

The “Kitchen Table” Experience at Parallel 37

Tuesday through Saturday, 5:30 to 9:30 p.m.

For a unique and memorable dining experience for groups, reserve the “Kitchen Table” at the Chef’s Table at Parallel 37. In homage to the “kitchen table” dining experience that the late Charlie Trotter created in his eponymous restaurant in 1989, Parallel 37’s Kitchen Table experience begins inside the kitchen where guests will savor cocktails and canapés with Chef Michael Rotondo while chefs plate dishes for dinner service. From there, guests will be seated at the kitchen-adjacent Chef’s Table where they will enjoy a spontaneous multi-course tasting menu featuring the finest seasonal and luxury ingredients, complete with beverage pairings. $250 per person (exclusive of tax and gratuity). A four guest minimum is required.

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